Helping famlies financial burdens, when their preemie should be their only concern.
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Having a premature baby can happen to the healthiest female. A baby born before week 37 is considered premature. Preemies often have low birth weight, and are at some risk for health problems like mental disability and undeveloped organs. Every year, more than 21 million babies worldwide are born prematurely or with a serious birth defect. More than 4 million will die before their 5th birthday. But first comes the fight for life by the preemie and the total commitment from the family, which most of the time means a parent will stop work so that someone will always be by their baby's side no matter what.
I know the pain of losing my son, while confined to a hospital bed in Connecticut after an emergency c-section, while my son fought for his life in NY because that's where he stood a better chance for survival. Sadly he passed after 24 hours of life. He passed as my husband was on his way to NY to see him. Though we had no control over the circumstances, it never left our hearts that he was not surrounded by at least one familiar face. Since then I have been blessed with two beautiful children, a daughter 15 and a son now 10. Both were preemies and spent time in the NICU, but I was blessed enough not to worry about my bills, though my family and I met some of the most wonderful people along the way who didn't have the same luxuries that befell me. So, I decided to do what I could to help ease some of their expense burden and to help them seek assistance when the stress of it all became more than they could mentally handle.
Donations will be distributed to random hospitals and families who meet certain guidelines, meaning if their preemie has been in the NICU more than 60 days and have no chance of going home anytime soon.
In Loving Memory of Azure Maliek Bennett.
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